Singapore-based Daiya Engineering & Construction Pte has set its first Grove RT550E rough terrain crane to work on a luxury villas development in the city. The 45t capacity crane with 39m boom was delivered to Daiya by Manitowoc local dealer JP Nelson. Daiya specified the Grove RT550E as it needed a compact crane that could access the narrow roads and offer a good reach. It also said the crane's fast set-up time ensured projects could progress on schedule when the units were being moved regularly and lifting irregular loads. The crane is … [Read more...]
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Manitowoc has said it intends to use two Algerian trade shows, Batimatec and Algiers International Fair, to demonstrate its determination to expand and develop in country. The firm is showcasing a Potain self-erecting crane and Grove rough-terrain crane at the events with two of its local dealers, Sarl VIBA and Eurl MGP. The manufacturer said that as well as its direct sales and support services, it would work closely with its dealers in Algeria who supply its full range of Potain tower cranes, Grove mobile cranes and Manitowoc crawler … [Read more...]
Manitowoc has appointed Irlequip as its Crane Care dealer for Grove cranes in all of Ireland. The company will provide a complete after-sales support – including spare parts, service and training – for all Grove crane customers in the region, supported by Manitowoc Crane Care’s UK team. Manitowoc will also continue to provide direct sales to Ireland. Established in 2005, Irlequip is based in Moate, County Westmeath , where it has purpose-built training facilities alongside a large workshop and yard. From this location it claims to be … [Read more...]
German heavy lifting and haulage company Klema has added five Grove All Terrain cranes to its fleet. The orders, placed last year, consists of an 80 tonne GMK4080-1, two 100 tonne GMK4100Ls, a 100 tonne GMK5095 and one of the company’s latest 400 tonne GMK6400. Grove said the order for the GMK4080-1 was its most memorable purchase to date due to the fact it was agreed and signed for at a dinner meeting using a beer mat. Klema chief executive Wolfgang Klenner said: “During a recent dinner meeting it became clear that the GMK4080-1 would … [Read more...]
Manitowoc Cranes has laid off 250 employees at its Shady Grove plant – 235 hourly paid and 25 salaried. No recall date has been set, suggesting that they are likely to be permanent headcount reductions. The company says that the cuts are due to softer demand for the products built at the Grove plant, which includes National Crane boom trucks, Grove Rough Terrain cranes, North American truck cranes and industrial carry deck cranes. … [Read more...]
Germany’s biggest crane operator, the Schmidbauer Group, has added two Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet. The company took delivery of a 300 tonne capacity GMK6300L and 100 tonne capacity GMK4100L. The company says it chose Grove because of their impressive capacity with exceptional reach and have weight-saving features that comply with Germany’s strict road laws. “Grove not only makes strong cranes with very long booms but they innovate to save weight, making their cranes easier to transport all over Germany,” said Werner … [Read more...]
German heavy lifting and haulage company MSG Krandienst has taken delivery of the first 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in Germany. The GMK6400 features a single superstructure mounted engine with ‘MegaDrive’ hydrostatic drive train, 60 metre main boom and self-rigging Mega Wing Lift attachment. The unit joins MSG’s fleet of 35 cranes and will be used for heavy lifts at shipyards, refineries and power plants as well as wind farm maintenance and construction. Manitowoc claims it is the strongest six-axle crane on the market. … [Read more...]
Manitowoc has completed the sale of its 50 percent interest in its Chinese joint venture Manitowoc Dong Yue Heavy Machinery Company, to its partner, Tai’an Taishan Heavy Industry Investment. The joint venture was created in March 2008 for the production of mobile and truck-mounted hydraulic cranes - see: Manitowoc buys into China. A number of new models were launched in late 2008 and the most recent being in 2012 - see: Two new cranes from Manitowoc Dongyue. The sale is expected to result in non-cash losses with an impact in the region of … [Read more...]
Manitowoc’s largest ever crane has completed its largest ever lift, hauling a 650-tonne cold box. The Manitowoc 31000, a 2,300-tonne (2,535-ton) capacity crawler crane, performed the pick-and-carry lift at a liquefied natural gas plant in Gwangyang, South Korea. The Manitowoc 31000 lifted the 55 m tall cold box, which measures 9 m by 9 m, off a flatbed trailer in tandem with a 600-tonne capacity Manitowoc 18000. Once airborne and upright, the 31000 took over and carried the load to its final location. The entire operation took less than … [Read more...]